What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other components to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas, the square footage and design of your home, the level of insulation, your roof size and type, the size and location of windows, your home’s sun exposure and your family’s habits and schedule.

We aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc can help with a room-by-room load calculation. We will make sure all components of your system—your air conditioner, ductwork and registers—are working together to keep you comfortable.

At Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc, we specialize in keeping your Stuart and West Palm Beach areas home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 772-247-0337 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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